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Grugapark Essen

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Huge park for everybody

A beautiful park with lots of attractions. Great for a run, excellent for kids with different... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lausanne, Switzerland
Always a good time

Just a pretty beautiful peace of greenery in the heart of Essen. Yes you have to pay an entrance... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Be K
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Virchowstr. 167a, 45147 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 201 8883106
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful park with lots of attractions. Great for a run, excellent for kids with different play-grounds, nice strolls, several places that offer food and drinks, learning opportunities about nature. Been there several times and will definitely get back there.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a pretty beautiful peace of greenery in the heart of Essen. Yes you have to pay an entrance fee (unless it's after 18h) but it does seem worth it, especially since this contributes to keeping the place in shape. It's a good place to...More

Thank Be K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time I see Gurgapark as a new beauty. Excellent natural view, small zoo, playground, waterfalls. Nice place for family tour

Thank Mohammad Ashraf A
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Shaded walking paths, beautiful gardens with many flowers in bloom, plus a deer park where you can feed and pet the animals. In addition, a hothouse with exotic plants, and a small petting "zoo" where you can pet the goats for as long as you...More

Thank catherinethomas2018
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Speciman botanical farden. Hug e pool, lots of kids play areas, petting zoo, tiny train, aviary, restsurant. I spent the whole day there and barely scratched the surface.

Thank KathleenJulia
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I was there. The park is big and beatiful designed. You can walk there and take beatiful pictures. It is also placed in good part of Essen.

Thank ghazalefb
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Spent a lovely four hours there. Entrance fee was reasonable, but you needed coins for the trampolines and have to play extra for the train and pony riding too. Beautiful gardens that I would have liked to explore more, but the kids just wanted to...More

Thank Kukka75
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

A great place to spend a summer day with young children!!!It has a large range of trees, flowers, statues and ponds to explore.There is a small zoo with farm animals,some exotic birds, mainly parots and flamingos.The rose garden is impressive.A beatiful place to have a...More

Thank pontikiif
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This Park is well worth the €4 entry fee. I spent 2 days here while my husband was at the Conference Centre. The gardens are beautiful and varied. Lawns, lakes, formal planting, play areas, lots of sculptures. There are plenty of places to buy refreshments,...More

Thank CMSonhol
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Huge interesting park. Far too big to discover it all in 3 days. Well laid out. Plenty to see. Miniature railway around the park and Model railway display next to Orangery. Park and display involves entry charge.

Thank jomkeys
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8 July 2017|
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Response from Diane B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, this is good for a full day if you like nature and want it quiet, it can also become crowded but there is always a quiet area, it is huge. Nice with a camera.
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16 July 2016|
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Response from ACL3112 | Reviewed this property |
Tageskarten zum einmaligen Parkbesuch * Day ticket for single entry Erwachsene - Adults 4,00 Euro Schüler ab 16 Jahre, Studenten, Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr, Freiwilliges Ökologisches Jahr... More